Cantharophily

Cantharophily

 

the cross-pollination of flowers by beetles that feed on the pollen or on some of the juicy tissues of the flower. Special suitability for cantharophily is generally not ob-served among flowers and beetles. Full, or true, cantharophily is inherent in only a few plants (for example, cycads and calycanths).

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The syndromes of psychophily and cantharophily were represented by only a single species each, and these were observed flowering only during the rainy season.
12 shrub cantharophily APOCYNACEAE Allamanda blanchetti DC.